A product of Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, the 6-2 225-pound Longino originally committed to ASU in January 2013. He visited the Tempe campus a month earlier.
Longino chose Todd Graham’s Sun Devils over Arkansas and Auburn. He had offers from a total of seven schools.
Longino is considered by some as the top juco linebacker in the country, and with his height and body type, it’s easy to see why. He’s got an ideal frame for the linebacker position and is well suited to play inside. Longino is also an aggressive run stopper with good sideline-to-sideline speed. He’s exactly the kind of big and physical linebacker that ASU coach Todd Graham likes to recruit for defensive scheme.
Due to an injury, Longino only played in seven games for Hutchinson in 2012 and recorded 56 tackles, six tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.
With its 62-26 defeat of the Navy Midshipmen in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, Arizona State closed last year’s football season on a successful note. Under the hand of first-year head coach Todd Graham, the Sun Devils achieved an 8-5 record, won their first bowl game since 2005, and most importantly, set the stage for further achievements in the coming years.
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